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I do a lot of route planning for different rides I go on. I enjoy doing it but sometimes the tools are a little challenging. (I prefer Google maps but converting to GPS isn't perfect.)

I saw mention of the Harley Davidson route planner on another forum and decided to check it out. It is a beta version but looks pretty good. The link is:

http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/Ride_Planner/Ride_Planner.jsp?camp_id=16&urlvar=rideplanner&locale=en_US&hbx_camp_id=hdredirect&source_cd=Vanity_rideplanner&request_key=1169949907&bmLocale=en_US

It can send directly to the gps or create gpx files that can be opened by Mapsource.

From what I can see, it doesn't seem to slow down your route to below normal riding speeds or try and get you to hold up traffic as the route times are pretty much the same as Google Maps.

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thanks for the link, but I don't see the advantage over using map source.

I think map source responds like the HD program.

I kinda got a little frosted by Best Western offering a "special " program for HOG owners. Too bad.

Clem
 

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Thanks Tom, this could be an invaluable tool for avoiding MRR's (Milwaukee Rolling Roadblocks) this summer.
 

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This is based on Bing maps: http://www.bing.com/maps/

I also prefer to use Bing maps over Google maps for trip planning, and I'd suggest you try that over the HD version. It seems like HD overlayed their own version of "drag and drop" on top of Bing maps which does not work as well; in Bing maps, you can also just as easily send to GPS (either MSN direct or USB)...

Plus, there is definitely restarants and stuff. :)
 
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